Author Archives: Kevin Wicks

About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

WATCH: Celebs Do Their Worst Accents

Anglophenia’s Siobhan Thompson, using her immense powers of persuasion, got celebs to perform their most atrocious accents on the red carpet back at the Britannia Awards in October. The Brits were asked to do American accents, ...

WATCH: ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2 Teaser, BBC AMERICA Air Date Revealed

Broadchurch‘s return has a U.S. air date.

25 Great British Songs You Should Have Heard in 2014

Sam Smith replaced Adele as the face of British music this year, with the concurrent Billboard top 10s and multiple Grammy nominations to show for it. But there were many other U.K.

Sam Heughan Wins Anglo Fan Favorites

With more than 3 million votes cast in the final, Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser on Starz’s time-travel romantic saga Outlander, has won our fourth annual Anglo Fan Favorites men’s tournament, defeating fellow Scotsman ...

WATCH: How to Have a British Christmas

From explosives at the dinner table (!) to lighting food on fire, the Brits know how to do Christmas with a bang.

WATCH: TV Shows America Stole From Britain

From All in the Family to The Office, America has a lengthy history of borrowing and remaking TV series from our friends across the Atlantic. And that tradition continues.

WATCH: How Did Eddie Redmayne Prepare to Play Stephen Hawking?

Actor Eddie Redmayne is gearing up for a strong awards season for his portrayal of a young Stephen Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. One of Redmayne’s first stops was the red carpet with ...

WATCH: Who Was Guy Fawkes?

Remember, remember the 5th of November: Guy Fawkes is one of Britain’s most infamous figures, and, every November 5, Britain celebrates the foiling of this terrorist’s 17th century Gunpowder Plot with an annual night of ...

WATCH: Red Carpet Fail at the Britannia Awards

When Siobhan Thompson arrived at the Beverly Hilton for the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards six hours early, what could go wrong? Well, nearly everything, apparently.

Who's the Woman of 2014?

Eight women. Vote for the four who'll move on to the semifinals!